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David Lubar Books In Order

Publication Order of Accidental Monsters / Monsterrific Tale Books

The Vanishing Vampire (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Unwilling Witch (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wavering Werewolf (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gloomy Ghost (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bully Bug (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hidden Talents Books

Hidden Talents (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True Talents (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Weenies Books

In the Land of the Lawn Weenies (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invasion of the Road Weenies (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Curse of the Campfire Weenies (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Attack of the Vampire Weenies (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beware the Ninja Weenies (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wipeout of the Wireless Weenies (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strikeout of the Bleacher Weenies (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Check Out the Library Weenies (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie Books

My Rotten Life (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Guy Spy (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goop Soup (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Stink (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enter the Zombie (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Looniverse Books

Stranger Things (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Meltdown Madness (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dinosaur Disaster (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stage Fright (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hyde and Shriek Books

Hyde and Shriek (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Monster Itch Books

Ghost Attack (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Monster Road (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dunk (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wizards of the Game (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flip (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog Days (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Punished! (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Numbed! (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sophomores and Other Oxymorons (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Character, Driven (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

It's Not a Bug, It's a Feature! (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

David Lubar is an electronic game programmer that writes books for children and teens. Lubar counts his time designing games for Nintendo as the highlight of his life.

+Biography

David Lubar was born in 1954 in Morristown, NJ. Lubar has great memories of his hometown because the streets were safe and everything was within walking distance. As an avid reader, Lubar was fortunate to have a school librarian for a mother.

He got to spend many an hour of the day in the library. Lubar was a talkative child and it often got him into trouble. But you won’t find him complaining because all those times he was kicked out of class for talking too much gave him the opportunity get immersed in his school’s collection of books.

And it when the author was done with the school library, he moved on to the town, and then the county library. There was no shortage of access to books for David Lubar as a child.

Lubar attended Rutgers College. He left with a degree in Philosophy. Unlike most authors who meander through various careers before finally returning to their first love, David Lubar went into writing immediately.

He was determined to make a career out of the activity. And it did not take him long to regret the decision. Everything Lubar wrote got rejected. And when he finally made a sale, the money wasn’t enough for him to survive on.

It was a miserable few years for the author. Though, that doesn’t include 1977 when he married his wife. Everything changed in 1980. Once he realized that he couldn’t write for a living, the author went into creative computing.

First, David Lubar worked as an editor for a Creative Computing Magazine. Then he went to California where a company asked him to design and program video games for them. The work was highly fulfilling.

It brought Lubar into contact with many notable pioneers in the arena of video games. As a child, designing and programming video games was the last career Lubar thought he would ever pursue.

But that is exactly what he spent the next several years of his life doing. He got to work on titles like Home Alone (Gameboy) and Fantastic Voyage (Atari 2600). Because Lubar still nurtured a healthy reading habit, the desire to write never left him.

In 1994, he finally decided to give the publishing field another go. With his skills better refined, he wrote stories in his spare time and actually succeeded in selling them. By 1995, the author had moved on to writing actual books of which he sold six in the span of a year.

The timing couldn’t have been more perfect for Lubar because the company for which he programmed and designed video games went out of business. That did not mark the end of the author’s presence in the video game landscape.

He was invited to participate in the designing and programming of Frogger 2 (GameBoy) in 1998 and 1999. So he stopped writing. But it wasn’t long before he was back at it.

As much fun as designing video games was for David Lubar, it was the writing of fiction that gave him satisfaction. He had a knack for creating strange and scary but largely humorous stories. He carved out a living for a few years selling his wacky stories to magazines before realizing that his creative future lay in the Young Adult genre.

David Lubar understands young minds and he writes books that unique appeal to them. And that is what he has done since leaving his video game designing and programming days behind.

Lubar is always telling aspiring authors to write because that is the only way their skills will grow. The author says he has a multitude of manuscripts stored in his closet and on his hard drives that will never see the light of day but which have helped him refine his craft.

Lubar gets most of his writing done in an office at his house. He does the actual writing on his computer. But he prefers to print out a copy of the draft so that he can do the editing by hand.

While it only takes the author a month to get his first draft ready, he takes considerably longer in the revision process. Seeing as Lubar loves to write for children and teens, it comes as no surprise that his favorite books include ‘A Bridge to Terabithia’, ‘Ender’s Game’, and ‘Matilda’.

Lubar counts authors like Roald Dahl, Katherine Paterson, and Robert Parker among his favorites, not to mention Stephen King and C.S. Lewis. Interestingly enough, as a child, Lubar remembers being heavily influenced by the Dick Van Dyke Show.

He wanted to be a comedy writer. He also toyed with the idea of doing stand-up comedy. That particular dream never panned out. Though, Lubar gets plenty of opportunities to show off his comedic chops whenever he is invited to give talks.

Whether he is a naturally talented comedic writer or he nurtured his comedic abilities during the early years of his life, David Lubar’s work has been praised for its comedic aspects.

+Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie

Scott’s mother is pregnant. She couldn’t have chosen a worse time to make the announcement. Scott is just starting high school and he already knows that life will never be the same.

If the bullies were not bad enough, suddenly all the girls he’s known for years have become beautiful and unattainable.

Scott is already overwhelmed. He wishes high school had a manual to guide him. But there isn’t one. Fortunately for all the kids that will follow Scott into high school, he has decided to write his own high school manual.

But first, he must figure out high school and find out where he belongs. If he is lucky, he just might pique the interest of the freshman goddess.

+Hidden Talents

Martin Anderson and his friends are losers. They do not want to be losers. And they do not think they fit that description in the first place. But people have been calling them losers for so long that they have begun to believe it.

Things change when Martin and his friends realize that they each have a special hidden talent.

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